Michigan top court says governor wrongly revoked commutation

[JURIST] The Michigan Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that former governor Jennifer Granholm overstepped her constitutional bounds when she withdrew her commutation of man’s life prison sentence. Matthew Makowski was convicted of first-degree felony murder in 1989 for the stabbing of a 19-year-old man and was sentenced to life in prison. After 20 years, the state parole board recommended that the sentence be commuted, and Granholm followed the recommendation, signing the order on December 22, 2010. Two…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/michigan-top-court-says-governor-wrongly-revoked-commutation.php

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